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Part of the Middle School Curriculum

Unit Six: Directed Scenes Take 1: Same Scene, Different Visions

Created by Lindsay Johnson

Students will now start applying the skills they’ve learned thus far in the context of existing, fleshed-out scripts.

They will also have opportunities to shift from actor to director and hone such skills as collaboration, self-confidence, and problem-solving which can be used in many other areas of their lives.

Overview
The overview lays out the focus of the unit, outlines each lesson, and describes the assessment tools.
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1: Introduction to Directors and Close Reading of Scene
In this lesson, students are introduced to the different tasks the director and the actor take on in a scene, complete an application for which role they would like to take on, and tackle a close reading of the unit scene.
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2: Auditions
In this lesson, students will run auditions, or participate in them, for the scene, and directors will cast their scenes.
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3: Planning and Memorization
In this lesson, actors will have their lines completely memorized using a cheat sheet, and directors will complete their scene prep (props, set design, blocking).
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4: Objective and Tactics
In this lesson, students will complete four rehearsals of their scenes using Objective and Tactics Rehearsal Checklist, focusing on objective and tactics.
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5: Levels
In this lesson, students will complete three to five rehearsals of their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on level changes.
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6: Voice Expression
In this lesson, students will complete three to five rehearsals of their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on voice expression changes.
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7: Movement Review
In this lesson, students will complete four rehearsals of their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on movement skills (blocking, tactics, levels).
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8: Projection and Final Rehearsal
In this lesson, students will complete three to five rehearsals of their scenes using a rehearsal checklist, focusing on projection skills (voice clarity, open body).
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9: Directed Scenes Performance Assessment
In this lesson, students will perform their scene for assessment in front of the class. They will also complete an audience feedback sheet where they give their peers feedback on rubric skills.
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